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ERIC Number: EJ897499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
An Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of a Food Behavior Checklist Modified for Children
Branscum, Paul; Sharma, Manoj; Kaye, Gail; Succop, Paul
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v42 n5 p349-352 Sep-Oct 2010
Objective: The objective of this study was to report the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of the Food Behavior Checklist modified for children (FBC-MC), with low-income, Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)-eligible children. Methods: Using a cross-sectional research design, construct validity was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis (weighted least squares method), and internal consistency reliability for 3 subscales was assessed using Cronbach alpha. Results: Ninety-seven children from low-income families completed the FBC-MC. Indicator tests suggest adequate model fit (comparative fit index = 0.962; root mean square error of approximation = 0.064) and item factor loadings were significant for all subscales (P less than 0.05). The instrument appeared to have adequate reliability for 1 subscale (fruit and vegetable consumption, alpha = 0.67), but not for the other 2 (milk consumption, alpha = 0.43; healthful eating behaviors, alpha = 0.56). Conclusions and Implications: The FBC-MC may be a suitable instrument for evaluating dietary behaviors among Youth EFNEP-eligible children; however, more work is needed to establish internal reliability and criterion validity. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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